Rea and Laverty miss out
Published Sunday, 05 August 2012
Northern Ireland riders Eugene Laverty and Jonathan Rea narrowly missed out on a podium finish at the latest round of the World Superbike championship in dreadful conditions at Silverstone on Sunday.
Eugene Laverty placed tenth in the first race. (© Getty)
Rea secured fourth in race one and Laverty did likewise in the second race of the day.
The Ballyclare rider was ninth in the second race and lies fifth in the rankings.
Toomebridge rider Laverty was 10th in the first race but his improved showing later on means he is well placed at seventh in the standings.
There were several crashes during race two which was stopped by officials after 10 of the 17 laps but the result was calculated on finishing places two laps earlier and half of the regulation points awarded.
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